Tagged Uspenski Cathedral

April 2

Two of the most well known Churches in Helsinki.  The first one is Helsinki Cathedral  is the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral of the Diocese of Helsinki, located in the neighborhood of Kruununhaka in the centre of Helsinki, Finland. The church was originally built from 1830-1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland.

Helsinki in Winter (27 of 27)

Uspenski Cathedral  is an Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Helsinki, Finland, dedicated to the Dormition of the Theotokos (the Virgin Mary). Designed by the Russian architect Aleksey Gornostayev (1808–1862). The cathedral was built after his death in 1862–1868.

The statue in the marketplace  in front of it is Keisarinnankivi, Helsinki’s oldest monument built in 1835. In the right bottom corner,  the ugly square building is by Alvar Aalto, I have always thought is placed in totally wrong place.

Helsinki in Winter (26 of 27)